Last month, the Dallas Opera kicked off its summer series of food, drink, networking, and educational events. Events showcase the upcoming inaugural season in the new Winspear Opera House at the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts.

Don’t miss this week’s marathon of July happenings. To RSVP for an event, send email or call 214-443-1044.

Monday 07.13
What: Living Room Series Closer screening. Expect actress Natalie Portman on a pole and comfy, overstuffed theater seating. Cocktails available at the Inwood Bar.
Where: Inwood Theatre, 5458 West Lovers Lane
When: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Tuesday 07.14
What: Cosi Fan Tuesday networking happy hour. Expect Amici di Opera members exchanging business cards, noshing on complimentary bites, and sipping $5 house wine.
Where: The Capital Grille, 500 Crescent Center
When: 5:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Thursday 07.16
What: Expert panel series “Multiculturalism in the heart of Moby Dick and Madame Butterfly.” Expect to take away greater understanding of the operas, music, and composers.
Where: J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young St., 4th Floor Gallery
When: 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Cost: Free

Sunday 07.20
What: Champagne and Wedding Cake Tasting in honor of Don Pasquale. Expect brides-to-be soaking up the ambiance and stealing wedding ideas.
Where: The Crescent Club, 200 Crescent Ct., Suite 1700
When: 4 – 6 p.m.
Cost: $20; buy tickets >> (Note: RSVP only; no walk-ins.)

Win Opening Night Tickets
More reason to get out and attend these events is the chance to win Box level seats to Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte. RSVP and attend at least one July Cosi & Koozies event to enter the drawing.